3D Clay Printing Basics 11/14-11/15

Join us for an entry-level introduction to 3D clay printing, no experience required. The class takes place over two days on Zoom, which includes an overview of the artform, with in-depth instruction in the intuitive 3D modeling software, Potterware 4.0, and culminates in the creation of your very own 3D printed ceramic piece! You will have a chance to observe the soup-to-nuts process of 3D clay printing, with the opportunity to ask questions along the way.

With full personal access to Potterware 4.0, after day one you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to design a digital model on your own. On day two, you will work one-on-one with the instructor and share your model with the other students, which will give everyone a chance to troubleshoot, problem solve and discuss design concepts in a group setting. Once your design is reviewed and approved, Clay Studio will record a video of your design being printed and will then bisque fire and ship the piece directly to you within eight weeks.

About the Instructor:

Lynda Weinman has been teaching computer graphics in a variety of forms since the mid-1980’s. Best known for her work in web design, she has recently become obsessed with 3D printed clay and digital fabrication. She has taught at Art Center College of Design, UCLA Extension, American Film Institute and San Francisco Multimedia Studies, and authored numerous books on software and web design. Weinman was co-founder of lynda.com, which sold to LinkedIn in 2015, and has an honorary doctorate from Otis Institute of Art and Design for her contribution to distance learning. Follow her blog at claybottress.com.

Price: $385 (includes two days of instruction and one-on-one troubleshooting, 3D clay printing on Clay Studio’s 3D Scara Potterbot printer, full personal access to modeling software, clay, video of your printing process, bisque firing and shipping).

What’s Required: Mac or PC computer capable of running a web browser (Safari is not supported, but Chrome and/or Firefox are fine) and reliable internet connection.  A 3 button mouse (with right and left mouse buttons and a scroll wheel) is suggested.

Structure: We will meet over Zoom for a lecture from 9am–12pm PST with an opportunity to answer questions from 1pm–4pm PST on Saturday, November 14. The lecture will be recorded for you to reference throughout the weekend while you are working on your models. On Sunday, November 15, the course will meet from for a digital open studio with an opportunity to ask questions and troubleshoot in a group setting. Each student will submit their file for printing by the end of the day on Sunday, November 15. Once the file is approved, Clay Studio will record the printing process, bisque fire and ship your model directly to you. Please note that price is inclusive of flat rate shipping in the United States. Participants located outside of the US may be charged additional shipping fees.

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Nov 14 2020


9:00 am - 12:00 pm